As it’s August bank holiday weekend I fully expect that this will be read by about 12 people, so high five to those of you not currently on holiday, and have a cracking bank holiday weekend. (I’m going clubbing tonight, which I’m almost certainly too old to be doing…)
Here’s this week’s news:
- It’s only a couple of weeks until Trading for Sustainability kicks off. We had a super taster session with Trewin Restorick last week, make sure you don’t miss out on your place on the main course.
- Could your job be done by a child? You can find out on November 21st, when Takeover Day takes place and schools, companies and organisations get ‘taken over’ by young people for the day. SSE student Greg Sanderson is involved with running the day and would love some new organisations to take part.
- I stumbled across this great one stop guide to social enterprise from Social Enterprise Scotland. It’s Scotland focused, but there is useful info for organisations across the UK.
- Crowdfunding goes meta as new crowdfunding platform Hubbub has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The platform will enable universities to raise funds for student, society and faculty projects. At the time of writing, they’d raised just over 90% of their target, so you could really help to push them over the line.
- We’re recruiting a part time financial controller to work at SSE London. According to the advert, the ideal candidate will have ‘the ability to communicate financial information clearly to those with limited financial knowledge’, so I’m afraid that you’ll definitely have to talk to me.
- This slipped through the net last week, but SSE Cornwall student Jaki Bent has been awarded a place at Europe’s largest technology conference and featured in the Western Morning News.
- Leonard Cheshire is offering a £50,000 prize to the winner of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK. Thank you Janie Wilson for sending my way.
- Nesta have put together a list of 18 of the most influential every day social innovations. (I’m guessing that Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You was at number 19).
- New legislation that comes in place in October will change the amount that CICs are able to pay out in dividends to their investors. (You may have to register to view the article).
- If you know someone aged 16-24 in London who is looking for work or training, Olmec are interested in hearing from them as they launch their FutureLeaders programme on the 27th August.
- Scale Up student Becky John of Who Made Your Pants is running a ‘More Than Sexy’ campaign, trying to find ways of photographing women in pants which isn’t objectifying. You can read why they are doing it here and check out some ideas from the public here (a really good use of Pinterest).
- Becky has also been nominated for Social Enterprise Women’s Champion at the 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, along with a whole host of SSE Fellows and witnesses – good luck to all those nominated.
- Early bird tickets for the Emerge Conference in Oxford are now available. It takes place on 25th and 26th October and is always a lot of fun.
- Finally, last week I wondered if you could 3d print a 3d printer. It turns out that you can. This is the beginning of a real life Terminator. (Thanks to Ed Rogers of Bristol Braille for the link).
Have a good week!
Our next one day workshop is Sources of Funding, on September 17th.